edX and University of Maryland Launch New Online Product Management Master’s Degree

May 19, 2022

edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), and the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering – ranked twelfth in the country in online engineering programs – announced the launch of a new Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Product Management. This new degree from UMD, launched in partnership with edX, is one of the first fully-online product management graduate degrees available from an accredited non-profit college or university, and is offered at approximately $25,000.

Product management – named a top 10 ‘Best Job in America for 2022’ by Glassdoor – is a growing in-demand profession, with 24 percent annual growth in job openings and high earning potential. Following the success of its Product Management Professional Certificate program on edX, which has enrolled over 60,000 learners since it started in May 2020, UMD decided to develop and launch this competitively priced degree program with edX.  

“The data was clear: with a lack of graduate degree offerings, many current and former UMD students are taking an apprenticeship approach to a career in product management. They major in marketing, business, or engineering, and kick off their careers from there,” said James V. Green, Mtech’s Managing Director of Learning and Development. “That, coupled with the unexpectedly high interest we saw from learners in our Professional Certificate program on edX, made it clear that we can and should be serving many adult learners and companies that are demanding skills and training in this important business area.”

The online MPS in Product Management from UMD will combine a fully-online learning experience with award-winning faculty and connections with the UMD community. Flexibly designed for working professionals, with no face-to-face requirements, the program offers high-quality, interactive collaboration with classmates worldwide.

“I’m delighted to expand our partnership with the University of Maryland with this degree program, informed by the success of their Product Management Professional Certificate program on edX,” said Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and 2U Chief Open Education Officer. “Not only was the development of the degree program truly market-led, it is also being delivered at a price point that will make the in-demand product management career path more accessible for students worldwide.”

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